New school old school

One of the reasons that I am so excited about the arrival of digital in the publishing world, is that it gives all the old-fashioned values and hand-crafted treasures the breathing room they need.

If I’m buying a book for its content only, then I want that delivered immediately. Make it easy for me. To buy. To carry around. To refer to time and again. Digital has done that.

But there’s a different world of books too. One where it’s about the tactile experience. No, a full-five-sensory experience, actually. Where every little detail counts. And where the related pricing is not a race to the bottom that drives down quality and ups compromise.

Well done, Russell Maret, on truly taking your type to the nth degree.

Gremolata & Cancellaresca Milanese by Russell Maret — Kickstarter.

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